Comments from Readers

Man, this was great to read in Viewzone. I am 57 and have been a guitarist, bassist, singer and writer for many years. My wife and I became fascinated in the changes when CDs came into the picture. We intently studied frequencies and the differences between analog and digital recording techniques. Industry standards require a certain amount of compression on a digital level, but what happens in this process is....certain "emotional frequencies" are compromised. It is very sad.

There are many "audiophiles" who have experienced true sound recordings and realize, without a doubt, that these frequencies are now compromised, actually stripped away. Simple, we cannot feel the music like we used to when it was recorded on an analog tape format. Younger people who have not been exposed to it will argue about the convenience and "clarity without noise" I rarely even bring up the subject anymore. Most people are clueless, led down the lane. It just contributes to an apathetical state of being among the masses.

Anyway, before going on and on....I do appreciate your interest in publishing these types of articles. Please continue and research the emotional frequencies associated with music. There is much more to this which you can share. The 432 vs 440 is a no-brainer for me. I understand it completely and find it disturbing, as well. Thanks for all your work and passion, and your continued desire to share.

Stu Barnhart

Hi Gary
I just finished reading It Hertz so Bad and I want you to know that I really love reading what you write. I discovered the Viewzone website after watching a youtube video and seeing the site written in somebody's comments. It's funny sometimes how you start looking in one place and then end up somewhere even better!

Anyway......I feel a bit weird sending this email but at the end of the page you wrote "if you enjoyed this story let me know". I do read your stuff and I really do hope you keep doing what you do.

So Thank you Gary, I love your work.
Yours sincerely
Kylie Adamson

After reading the article about the 440/432 Hz tuning, I am really not convinced that there is any kind of conspiracy attached to it. (I don't really follow conspiracy stuff in general. An interesting article would be one where someone tries to discover just how many strands there are in any given conspiracy, and just how much any one conspiracy appropriates elements from another conspiracy as it fills their needs. How much evidence is really urban legend etc., how much has been rolled over from antiquity and just given the name of whatever group people are suspicious of.)

Anyway, one thought comes to mind after reading/watching your article. First, it sounds, to me anyway, that the 440 versions sound a little crisper, or brighter. While the difference isn't much, it really is there. Second, probably the one thing that coincides with the change in frequency, and even mentioned in your article, is the fact that music was beginning to be broadcast, or used in films or recorded. As music began to rely on electronic amplification, especially in broadcasting, the capability, or lack thereof, of the industry, to reproduce a listenable version of the music, would have come into question. There is a book by Arthur C Clarke called Glide Path. The book is a fictionalized account of the early days of radar usage in Britain during WWII. While it is not about music, it does mention the use of radio for communication. Reading your article made me remember this book. Specifically I remember Clarke's telling about how certain words or numbers had to be pronounced certain way in order for the pilots to hear them clearly. The example I remember is that they pronounced the number "five" as "fife." To the pilot the fife would sound like five.

My thought here is that the frequency change may not have been anything more sinister than making the music more listenable over the air, or via recordings. While accurate musical reproduction today is possible, even for home recorders, this was not always the case. The change to 440 may have been just enough to make the sound cleaner on the receiving end, without changing the sound too drastically. Remembering that big bands had tried to introduce guitars, and the Dobro and National guitars were invented so that the guitar could be heard over the other instruments, perhaps the change was of a similar nature, to give the sound a sharper quality, in the face of changing venues, ie, broadcast/recording or large auditoriums, vs small halls, clubs or fields or farms, etc. The urban demanded a crisper sound that the pastoral did.

Just a thought.

Jon H Benson


by Gary Vey for viewzone


A review of the current collective studies regarding the effects of music on the human brain reveals some surprising information. With the advent of fMRI and PET scanning capabilities, live subjects are able to reveal which portions of the brain process certain aspects of musical sound.

We know, for example, the following hemispheres are assigned the tasks of discriminating a given musical composition:

  • The ability to recognize a particular song is performed in the Left Hemisphere
  • The ability to recognize the instrument playing a certain note (called "timbre") is processed in the Right Hemisphere for non-musicians, but in the Left Hemisphhere for those with musical training
  • The ability to appreciate a melody and harmony is processed in the Right Hemisphere for non-musicians, but in the Left Hemisphere for those with musical training

Remember that the Right ear is connected to the Left Brain, etc.

Most of what we know about the effect of music on the brain comes from both brain hemispheres utilizing the 440 Hz tuning paradigm. Other results come from the symptoms (dysfunction) associated with brain lesions, strokes and remedial surgery performed for the removal of tumors or to prevent seizures.

In general, music appreciation requires the co-ordinated processing of multiple networks with the emotional component being registered in the amygdala, a brain organ located bilaterally, which is responsible for the "feelings" we derive from a particular music piece or phrase.

While it might be desirable to think of the effects of music on either the Right or Left Brain (hemispheres), in fact, all of the individual processing centers are needed to function and co-operate to allow a full appreciation of musical compositions.

It must be remembered that the auditory networks in the human brain are highly plastic. This means that they can change (physically) and establish unique networks to accommodate the habits and experience of the listener. Musicians have different networks than non-musicians and those who listen to a particular type of music can develop networks specific to that genre.

It is unfortunate that the 440 Hz paradigm has persisted in music-brain research and that there has been little attempt to evaluate the difference in brain networks with other non-Concert Pitch tuning. From what we know about the plasticity of the human brain, there are most certainly changes that could be measured. The study cited earlier demonstrates the most recent discovery that 440 Hz had little change of the psychotic symptoms of non-musician subjects, yet with exposure to just 18 months of 432 Hz tuned music the symptoms were significantly ameliorated.

Most psychiatric illness that does not have an organic origin appear to start with anxiety, paranoia, dissociative feelings and depression. These symptoms, if untreated, advance to more debilitating psychosis and are typically treated with pharmaceuticals. "Talking therapy" is not usually effective. Yet, the underlying cause of these illnesses is hardly ever attributed to such an all pervasive environmental factor like music.

The power of music to change emotions and behavior is well understood. Your local supermarket like Safeway buys special music that has been carefully chosen for its rhythm and melody to make you relax or stimulate you, depending on the time of day, so that you will remain in the store longer and be motivated to buy more products. There are actual "bean counters" who measure these things. This type of "control" is very real and it is all around you and I.

Sounds in Ancient Temples and Caves

A while back I wrote a piece about the report that ancient temples and some caves which had painted images in them seemed to have a resonance frequency of 110 Hz. At first glance this would seem to support the 440 Hz paradigm (440 Hz/4=110). But when the reports are examined we see that the researchers used set frequencies of 90, 100, 110, 120 Hz to test their theory. They never attempted to test for 108 Hz, which would be a lower harmonic of 432 Hz (432/4=108). Also, these caves have accumulated debris and dirt over the past 40,000 years and so the resonance cavity will undoubtedly be smaller (increasing the frequency). The fact that they "hit" on 110 Hz should have prompted them to take the time and check for 108 Hz resonance.

This is but one of many paradigm errors that have impeded the scientific research into 432 Hz as an intuitive frequency of nature and, concurrently, of humanity. For more details see the viewzone article.

Forgetting about specific examples, we need only to look at the world around us to see that the early symptoms of psychosis -- anxiety, depression, paranoia -- are prevalent in society and politics. The only beneficiaries of this sad human condition are the pharmaceutical companies who make billions off our attempt to relieve these symptoms. I am reminded of IG Farben, the Nazi company that made the gas for the holocaust, who changed their name to BAYER and are not only responsible for this drug hungry culture but have also now killed off the honey bees with their pesticides. And, yes, we have written about that also on viewzone.

Other pharmaceutical companies are owned by larger financial cartels who, in turn, are owned by even larger banking institutions until ultimately what looks like free market diversity is, in fact, the Rothschild (Illuminati) conglomerate. It's apparently all designed to create the continuance of unhealthy lifestyles, continual wars and depress spirituality.

Although music is just aspect of this control, it is perhaps the most successful.

"If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer."
-- Confucius

There are some organizations like the LaRouche movement who are actively seeking to revive the 432 Hz as the new standard for tuning. But because the 440 Hz is so embedded in our culture it will take a huge effort (or more scientific studies) to make needed changes.

In the end, we must all protect ourselves and our families by listening to 432 Hz tuned music (use AUDACITY, a free program available on line) to transpose our favorite tunes and spread the word about the the healthy benefits of the "natural" music and the potential harm that 440 Hz can have on our minds.

Please share this article with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

There is much more I could write but, in the end, it is best if you research this for yourself and listen to the plethora of 432 Hz compositions on YouTube. I would love to hear your experiences and I will post your comments on a new page in a few days. Until then, PEACE.

--Gary Vey

"Topographic EEG Activations During Timbre and Pitch Discrimination Tasks Using Musical Sounds", Neuropsychologia, Volume 33, No. 1, pp 25-37, by P.Auzou, F. Eustache, P. Etevanon, H. Platel, P. Rioux, J. Lambert, B. Lechevalier, E. Zarifian and JC Baron.

"On the Sound Related to Painted Caves and Rocks", The Archaeological Society of Finland, (2004) ISBN: 978-952-67594-7-0 pdf and 978-952-67594-6-3 hardback.